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Jeweled Fringe

Preparing for a long holiday weekend (in-laws are taking the kids!) with a jeweled fringe SALE sandal by Aquazzura.   Aquazzura My Desire metallic sandal on sale 45% off at Saks Fifth Avenue.  I sized 1/2 down on these from my normal shoe size.  Heel height is slightly over 4 inches with a zippered back.  The crystals and spikes adorning the ankle …

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Lotus Stack

This Wednesday’s wrist stack features some summer color mixed with a Lotus charm by Alex and Ani Alex and Ani Lotus Peach Petals charm bracelet followed by a Hermés behapi double tour, which is reversible.  Mine is anemone (purple) on one side and capucine (orangey-red) on the other.   Chan Luu colored yarn for a summer color pop and a touch of crystals by Tai.

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Terra Cotta

Relaxed for the weekend in ripped boyfriends and a terra cotta long vest.   H&M tank top and long vest with Lucky Brand distressed boyfriend jeans. Accessories are Hermés Lena horn necklace,  Louis Vuitton Monceau bag, and Zara lace up sandals.   Stuart Weitzman has a similar sandal, the bigtiegirl, available at Neiman Marcus.    

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Mint Lemonade

Adding mint and fresh lemon slices make a pretty presentation to regular lemonade mix.   My kids like to pick (and eat!) mint from the garden,  this a a fun way for them to contribute to making mint lemonade. All you need is lemonade mix, lemons, and mint…. Use directions on mix, and add one sliced lemon to the pitcher.  …

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Killer Spikes

Killer spikes for the Killer Heels exhibit last night.    Hermés all silver collier de chien, worn with St Laurent Kate grey croc embossed chain bag.   Louboutin flo spikes adding edge to the outfit.   I had a wonderful evening meeting local fashion bloggers and representatives of The Frick Pittsburgh.    The Killer Heels exhibit provides a fascinating history of high heels that both men …

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Printed Shorts

Casual Friday in printed shorts.   J Crew chambray button down, several years old; several denim styles currently online.   Lightweight chambray is easy to tuck or tie.   Forever 21 printed shorts,  ASOS has a nice selection including floral embellished, jacquard, and on sale for $18.50 metallic. Accessories are Chanel camellia wallet on a chain,  Alaia laser cut sandals, and Hermes collier de chien. Sunglasses are Celine Shadow.

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Summer Cartier

Pink gold Cartier with a pop of color from Tai for this Wednesday’s wrist. Tai adjustable stone bracelet from Neiman Marcus (many styles available online) stacked with Cartier mini love chain bracelet & Juste un clou both in rose gold.  JUC runs smaller than the traditional LOVE bracelet, I ordered one size up.   Perfect for summer days, a luxe stack- lightweight with a …

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Peanut Wedge

An ideal shoe for office and casual days is the peanut wedge by Christian Louboutin.    This 45mm pony hair wedge is one of my most comfortable “red soles.”   At Nordstrom, you can find the current style by Louboutin, the Pipina, in black or dark blue velvet.   Kate Spade’s amory (also at Nordstrom) is very similar in pony hair and leopard print.   …

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Azure Lace

Saturday classy in pearls and an azure lace dress.    Azure lace dress, several years old by Anthropologie.  Current options are HD in Paris and moulinette for a fit and flare look; the arette and vanda are also beautiful blue dresses in pencil cut. Accessories are Louboutin so kate pumps in gold, many colors and sizes still available at Neiman Marcus.   Hermes 30cm birkin in Craie with gold hardware. …

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Sweet Alhambra

A pair of Van Cleef & Arpels mother of pearl pieces for this week’s wrist picks.     Van Cleef & Arpels magic alhambra watch paired with a sweet butterfly bracelet, both in yellow gold.   The alhambra watch acts also as a bracelet giving it a very elegant feel.   With quartz movement, no winding is necessary.  Pendants are grey and white mother of …

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